LowEndBox - Cheap VPS, Hosting and Dedicated Server Deals

Netcetera Cracks the Wordpress Market with Highly-Available Hosting!

NetceteraIf you want to host a WordPress site, you have a few options.

First, you can sign up with any web host and install WordPress yourself, or use one of the one-click installers built into many providers’ panels.  If you take this tack, then you’re largely responsible for issues.  If the server goes down or there’s a network problem, the provider will fix it, but if you hit some WP bug or have an issue with a plugin, that’s entirely on you.  Most shared web hosting is not highly available and you’re on a node with a thousand other accounts.

Or you might rent your own VM or dedicated server and setup the web stack yourself.  You can get much more horsepower this way (as much as you care to pay for) but then everything above the hardware is on you – patching the OS, backups, etc.

At the other end of the spectrum, there’s the white-glove services.  You might pay $25+ a month but they take care of everything – server, network, WordPress, etc.  All you provide is content.  There are sometimes limitations about installing plugins and you don’t get access to the server, so if you have some fancy customizations or automation, it all has to be at the WP level.

Now…what if you’re somewhere in between?

  • Maybe you’re reasonably technically savvy and don’t want to pay the high prices of white-glove hosting.
  • But you also don’t want some bargain-basement hosting.
  • You need some horsepower, and also want the site to be highly available so that if there’s a server issue, your site keeps chugging on alternate nodes.

Is there such a solution?  You bet: Netcetera.

They’re an IOM company providing “High Availability Plesk Web Hosting in multiple locations keeping your website, database and emails always online no matter what, starting at just £1 for the first month!”

Let’s look at some details:

  • Service is in the Isle of Man
  • Two servers for HA, with a MySQL NDB cluster
  • Plans include both a production and a development (staging) site
  • The usual trimmings: LiteSpeed, free migration, etc.

This offer won’t be for everyone but if you want something in between dollar store and Tiffany’s, Netcetera might be what you’re looking for.

Here’s a little from Netcetera in their own words:

“Formed in 1996, Netcetera is one of Europe’s leading Web Hosting service providers, with customers in over 75 countries worldwide.

As the premier provider of Data Centre Co-location, Cloud Hosting, Dedicated Servers and Managed Web Hosting Services in the UK, Netcetera offers an array of services designed to more effectively manage IT infrastructures. Our state-of-the-art data centre environment enables Netcetera to offer your business enterprise level co-location and hosted solutions.

Providing an unmatched value for your budget is the driving force behind our customer service and managed infrastructure services. From our 16,000 square foot ISO27001 certified Data Centre facility located in the Isle of Man, we are able to deliver solutions that meet the needs of businesses of all sizes – through our expert IT personnel along with well defined ISO9001 processes to deliver reliable, cost-effective services. From single server to fully customised data centre suites, we can provide companies the IT solutions they need to focus on their core business instead of managing servers, networks and firewalls often at a significant cost savings.”

They’re registered in the IOM and you can read their terms here (they do offer a 30-day money back guarantee).

Now read on for all the offers and details!  And be sure to comment below if you are a Netcetera customer or decide to give them a try.


WordPress HA

  • 2 Server High Availability
  • Multi Location
  • MySQL NDB Cluster
  • 1 Free Domain (annual accounts)
  • 50 GB SSD Storage
  • Unlimited Data Transfer
  • Hosts 1 Website & 1 Staging Site
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • LiteSpeed Web Server
  • 1 CPU Core
  • 1GB RAM (LVE)
  • Plesk Control Panel with WordPress Toolkit
  • Free SSL Certificates
  • 99.9% Uptime
  • 24x7x365 UK Technical Support
  • FREE Website Migration
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Coupon: TRYME
  • £1.00 first month – £12.99/month
  • [ORDER]

WordPress HA E-Commerce

  • 2 Server High Availability
  • Multi Location
  • MySQL NDB Cluster
  • 1 Free Domain (annual accounts)
  • 50 GB SSD Storage
  • Unlimited Data Transfer
  • Hosts 1 Website & 1 Staging Site
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • LiteSpeed Web Server
  • 1 CPU Core
  • 1GB RAM (LVE)
  • Plesk Control Panel with WordPress Toolkit
  • Free SSL Certificates
  • 99.9% Uptime
  • 24x7x365 UK Technical Support
  • FREE Website Migration
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Coupon: TRYME
  • £1.00 first month – £12.99/month
  • [ORDER]

WordPress HA BoldGrid Premium

  • 2 Server High Availability
  • Multi Location
  • MySQL NDB Cluster
  • 1 Free Domain (annual accounts)
  • 50 GB SSD Storage
  • Unlimited Data Transfer
  • Hosts 1 Website & 1 Staging Site
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • LiteSpeed Web Server
  • 1 CPU Core
  • 1GB RAM (LVE)
  • Plesk Control Panel with WordPress Toolkit
  • Free SSL Certificates
  • 99.9% Uptime
  • 24x7x365 UK Technical Support
  • FREE Website Migration
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Coupon: TRYME
  • £1.00 first month – £19.99/month
  • [ORDER]

NETWORK INFO

  • The Dataport, Ballasalla, Isle of Man
  • Test IPv4: 146.247.49.147
  • Test IPv6: 2a02:2bb8:1:48::147
  • Test file: https://lg.netcetera.im/100.mb Looking glass:
  • https://lg.netcetera.im/

HOST NODE INFO

  • 48 x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v3 @ 2.50GHz (2 Sockets)
  • 256GB RAM
  • 6x 1TB Enterprise SSD
  • Hardware RAID 6
  • 1Gbps uplink

1 Comment

  1. rombo:

    I really enjoyed the series I read on this very site about redundant MySQL replication. I tried googling it and it appears similar strategies have been posted since 2014. What’s more cloud agnostic than this DIY expertise?

    I first learned about these last year, shortly after being indoctrinated by AWS certification. They have a lot of great high level ideas we can “borrow”. I imagine https://lowendbox.com/blog/how-to-setup-a-highly-available-wordpress-from-scratch-part-3/ would still be very relevant.

    October 11, 2022 @ 4:41 pm | Reply

Leave a Reply

Some notes on commenting on LowEndBox:

  • Do not use LowEndBox for support issues. Go to your hosting provider and issue a ticket there. Coming here saying "my VPS is down, what do I do?!" will only have your comments removed.
  • Akismet is used for spam detection. Some comments may be held temporarily for manual approval.
  • Use <pre>...</pre> to quote the output from your terminal/console, or consider using a pastebin service.

Your email address will not be published.